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78rpm Records Digitized by George Blood, L.P.

Newest uploads! Auto-78-twitter.  Through the Great 78 Project the Internet Archive has begun to digitize 78rpm discs for preservation, research, and discovery with the help of George Blood, L.P.. 78s were mostly made from shellac, i.e., beetle resin, and were the brittle predecessors to the LP (microgroove) era.   @great78project for uploads as they happen.
Turntable used for 78rpm digitization of four simultaneous recordings with different needles.

The digitization project currently focuses on discs that are less likely to be commercially available--or available at all in digital form--particularly focusing on underrepresented artists and genres. Digitization will make this less commonly available music accessible to researchers in a format where it can be manipulated and studied without harming the physical artifacts. We have preserved the often very prominent surface noise and imperfections and included files generated by different sizes and shapes of stylus to facilitate different kinds of analysis.

There’s no way to predict if the digital versions of these 78s will outlast the physical items, so we are preserving both to ensure the survival of these cultural materials for future generations to study and enjoy.

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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
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1950
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Klezmer
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Accordion
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Harmonica Instrumental
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Marimba
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Ukelele Music
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78rpm
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Popular Music
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Instrumental
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Jazz
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aaron lebedeff
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walter ericksson and svend tollefsen
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a janta a ja-hambo
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abraham moskowitz
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alden
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Rose Gross; Maurice Spector
audio
eye 14,400
favorite 18
comment 1
Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: RG4 Catalog number: TC-2326 B Other IDs from the record include: RG4
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Yiddish, Klezmer
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by The Three Harpers
audio
eye 3,166
favorite 6
comment 1
Harmonica Instrumental. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with RIAA. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 3.8 mil truncated conical stylus, and has been copied to have the more...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Jazz, Harmonica Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Walter Ericksson and Svend Tollefsen; Gutten i Rocken
audio
eye 1,596
favorite 1
comment 1
Performer: Walter Ericksson and Svend Tollefsen Writer: Gutten i Rocken Scandinavian couple dance; Instrumental. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record.They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood,...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Scandinavian, Accordion, Ethnic
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Alden; Egan; Lorenzo; Whiting; The Three Harpers
audio
eye 1,389
favorite 1
comment 1
Harmonica Instrumental. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with RIAA. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 3.8 mil truncated conical stylus, and has been copied to have the more...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Popular, Blues, Harmonica Instrumental, popular, blues, harmonica instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Wells; Edwards; Cliff Edwards; Ukelele Ike
audio
eye 1,286
favorite 2
comment 1
Ukelele and Voice. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 500Hz, Rolloff: 5000Hz. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 2.8 mil truncated conical stylus, and has been...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Jazz, Popular, Ukelele Music
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Walter Ericksson and Svend Tollefsen; Mjosebo
audio
eye 1,255
favorite 1
comment 1
Performer: Walter Ericksson and Svend Tollefsen Writer: Mjosebo Scandinavian couple dance; Instrumental. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record.They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Scandinavian, Accordion, Ethnic
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by A Janta A Ja-hambo; Eric Olzen Quartet
audio
eye 1,148
favorite 1
comment 1
Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with NAB. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 3.3 mil truncated conical stylus, and has been copied to have the more friendly filename....
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental, Accordion, Instrumental, Accordion
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Dans Pa Logen; Eric Olzen Quartet
audio
eye 1,042
favorite 0
comment 1
Waltz. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with NAB. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 2.8 mil truncated conical stylus, and has been copied to have the more friendly...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental, Accordion, Waltz, Instrumental, Accordion
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Baer; Cliff Edwards; Ukelele Ike
audio
eye 764
favorite 1
comment 1
Ukelele Band. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 500Hz, Rolloff: 5000Hz. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 3.3 mil truncated conical stylus, and has been...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Popular, Ukelele Music
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Fowler; Klickmann; Okeh Marimba Band
audio
eye 727
favorite 0
comment 1
Waltz. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 200Hz, Rolloff: 2120Hz. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 3.3 mil truncated conical stylus, and has been copied to...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Waltz, Marimba
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Arthur Denvir; M. M. Ponce; Argentine Marimba Players
audio
eye 697
favorite 0
comment 1
Waltz. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 350Hz, Rolloff: 1590Hz. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 2.8 mil truncated conical stylus, and has been copied to...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Marimba, Waltz
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Aaron Lebedeff; Sholom Secunda Orchestra; Sholom Secunda
audio
eye 63
favorite 0
comment 0
Performer: Aaron Lebedeff; Sholom Secunda Orchestra Writer: Sholom Secunda Tenor; Jewish. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5mil truncated eliptical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 375.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly...
Topics: 78rpm, Klezmer
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Seymour Rechtzeit; Ab. Ellstein's Orch.; Sholom Sucunda
audio
eye 17
favorite 0
comment 0
Performer: Seymour Rechtzeit; Ab. Ellstein's Orch. Writer: Sholom Sucunda Jewish. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5mil truncated eliptical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 375.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly...
Topics: 78rpm, Klezmer
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Abraham Moskowitz; Abe Schwartz
audio
eye 12
favorite 0
comment 1
Performer: Abraham Moskowitz Writer: Abe Schwartz Jewish; Folk song; Tenor; Violin, Clarinet and Piano Accomp. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8mil truncated conical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: 88754 Catalog number: E7781 Other IDs from...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Klezmer
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Aaron Lebedeff; Sholom Secunda Orchestra
audio
eye 12
favorite 0
comment 0
Performer: Aaron Lebedeff; Sholom Secunda Orchestra Jewish Folk Song. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5mil truncated eliptical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 375.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix...
Topics: 78rpm, Klezmer
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Aaron Lebedeff; Sholom Secunda Orchestra; Sholom Secunda
audio
eye 8
favorite 0
comment 0
Performer: Aaron Lebedeff; Sholom Secunda Orchestra Writer: Sholom Secunda Tenor; Jewish. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5mil truncated eliptical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 375.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly...
Topics: 78rpm, Klezmer
Source: 78